Picture St. Marys
Mrs. James Mills, 1900


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A portrait taken of Mrs. James Mills (maiden name Mary Ann Coulter). Mrs. Mills was known at the time for being the oldest woman in Canada. Mrs. Mills was born in Ireland in 1788. She moved to Canada in 1857 with her husband James Mills. She and her husband settled in the Woodham area; however, Mrs. Mills was widowed only two years after arriving in Canada and remained widowed until her passing in 1903 at 115 years old.

This photo was owned by local amateur photographer Milton Reesor. However, it is believed that he did not take the photo himself; another local photographer was responsible. The inscription at the bottom of the photo gives the wrong age of Mrs. Mills' death.
Notes:
Condition: Fair - Image is not very clear. Severe fading of image due to age and light damage, specifically around the outer edges of the photo. Blemishes and wear along the bottom edge of the photograph. Slight discolouration of photo. Album matte in good condition, some staining around paper edges.
Inscriptions:
"Granny Mills, Woodham. Died 1903. Age 114"
Date of Original:
1900
Dimensions:
Width: 11.4 cm
Height: 17.4 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 7cm
Image Height: 9.4cm
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Mary Ann Coulter, Mrs. James Mills
Local identifier:
Reesor102
Collection:
St. Marys Museum Photo Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.30009 Longitude: -81.31645
Donor:
Dan O'Toole
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
"Mrs. James Mills, 1900", St. Marys Museum, Reesor102.
Location of Original:
R. Lorne Eedy Archives
Terms of Use:
Reproduction of digital objects is restricted to fair use for personal study or research; any other use must be done with permission of copyright holder.
Reproduction Notes:
This image is a watermarked low resolution reproduction. High resolution images are available at the St. Marys Museum for a fee.
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Email
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177 Church Street South,

P.O. Box 998,

St. Marys, Ontario.

N4X 1B6

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Mrs. James Mills, 1900


A portrait taken of Mrs. James Mills (maiden name Mary Ann Coulter). Mrs. Mills was known at the time for being the oldest woman in Canada. Mrs. Mills was born in Ireland in 1788. She moved to Canada in 1857 with her husband James Mills. She and her husband settled in the Woodham area; however, Mrs. Mills was widowed only two years after arriving in Canada and remained widowed until her passing in 1903 at 115 years old.

This photo was owned by local amateur photographer Milton Reesor. However, it is believed that he did not take the photo himself; another local photographer was responsible. The inscription at the bottom of the photo gives the wrong age of Mrs. Mills' death.